Start the new year right with All Correct

first_imgHaving saddled five of the six winners of the major trophy races in the last quarter of last year, 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta is likely to continue where he left off in 2015 by winning the CTL Fan Appreciation Day Trophy overnight allowance feature with down-in-class ALL CORRECT at Caymanas Park today.DaCosta will mount a two-pronged challenge in the 1820 metres event as in addition to ALL CORRECT, he will saddle last year’s winner ROYAL VIBES in a nine-horse field. A year ago, ROYAL VIBES got up in the nick of time to deny hot favourite ALL CORRECT by a head.Since then, ALL CORRECT has rubbed shoulders with the best in grade one company, while ROYAL VIBES has declined in ability.better run expectedWith DaCosta calling up four-time champion Omar Walker, ALL CORRECT having finished eight lengths, sixth to stable-companion SEEKING MY DREAM in the recent Diamond Mile, clocking a personal time of 1:38.0 in that fast-run race, will report even better today. As such, he is likely to stave off the vastly improved HOUDINI’S MAGIC, who won the Royal Dad Trophy over this trip on November 21, and will again be ridden by newly crowned champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes.DaCosta capped a record-breaking season on Boxing Day by winning the co-feature races, the $4 million Supreme Ventures Jamaica 2-Y-O Stakes with FUTURE KING and the Harry Jackson Memorial Cup with top distance horse PERFECT NEIGHBOUR for an 11 straight trainers’ title and an unprecedented 15 overall, surpassing Hall of Famer Philip Feanny with 14.DaCosta not only won the Boxing Day co-features, but saddled PERFECT NEIGHBOUR to win the Burger King Gold Cup on October 17, DREAMLINER to win the Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ Trophy for two-year-olds on October 19, and SEEKING MY DREAM who won the inaugural running of the $13.5 million Diamond Mile on December 5.Also on the 10-race programme are the New Year’s Day Trophy over 1300 metres, here the DaCosta-trained DRIPPING IN GOLD (Robert Halledeen up) starts favourite; and the $180,000 claiming race over 1820 metres for the McKay Security Trophy to be run in two divisions, both attracting 11 starters.In division one, OH MY GRANDPA has a strong chance based on his close third to GO GO TRAIN in a blanket finish over this trip on a $210,000 claiming tag on October 24.Division two looks tailored for GOFORTHEGLORY, who not only has appealing form, but steps down two classes to vie for this trophy.He can win from PERFECT FLYER and CAUSE FOR CONCERN, who won this race in 2014 when owned by Carlton Watson.last_img read more

Penza: World Baseball Classic showed us a little added flair in baseball isn’t a bad thing

first_imgThey’re as fun to watch as anybody in the game.And even though some of baseball’s older … For years Major League Baseball has been thinking of ways to make sure that the younger generation of sports fans include baseball in their group of various interests.The World Baseball Classic has provided us with one massive reason why baseball can be so great.You didn’t have to look far to find it, either.The new crop of young talent isn’t just really, really good at the game of baseball.last_img read more

Uninspired Giants lose to Nationals, fall below below .500

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants played uninspired ball from start to finish in a 4-0 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday night.They neither pitched nor hit well. They allowed one run on a balk, another one on a fly ball that center fielder Kevin Pillar lost in the “twilight” and a final run on a poorly defended double steal.“It was one of those nights,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. With their seventh …last_img read more

SA gets serious about its grasslands

first_img13 July 2010 To conserve significant sites for biodiversity in urban areas, the programme is working in partnership with Gauteng’s municipalities, including Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (The greater East Rand). The Grasslands Programme seeks to implement an alternative approach of mainstreaming by working in partnership with the agriculture, forestry, urban development and coal mining sectors to secure and sustain grasslands. Ekurhuleni still has relatively high ecosystem services value linked to the wetlands in the area. Ekurhuleni is located on the continental divide and is therefore in the upper part of at least three water catchment areas. The declaration is an effort to collaborate in good faith to pursue biodiversity targets and objectives in securing and sustaining the ecosystem services of the grasslands biome. It also intends to take active measures to involve a wide range of interested and affected parties, including local communities and resource users, in the management and conservation of biodiversity in the grasslands biome. “The signing of the Grasslands Declaration will strengthen cooperative governance and fast track initiatives underway to protect grasslands in Ekurhuleni,” the department said. The Grasslands Programme and Forestry South Africa (FSA) are working with forestry companies to have set aside 37 sites comprising approximately 427nbsp;000 hectares for conservation. In Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga, commercial and communal farmers are committing to manage their land in a way that protects biodiversity through stewardship. The Programme is also working with land reform beneficiaries whose land contains important biodiversity. “The goal is to sustain and secure biodiversity and associated ecosystem services of the grasslands biome for the benefit of current and future generations,” said the Department of Environmental Affairs in a statement last week. “In rand value, this equates to between R18-million and R88.7-million per annum.” The grasslands biome provides essential ecosystems services, such as water production and soil retention necessary for economic development, and contains important biodiversity of global and domestic significance and value. National and provincial officials responsible for environmental affairs have signed the Grasslands Declaration, committing the government to the conservation of South Africa’s grasslands – the second largest biome in the country, and one of the most threatened. The declaration was signed last week by Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica and provincial ministers from Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and the Western Cape. Grasslands Programme One of the initiatives that have come off the ground in Ekurhuleni is the Leeupan Regional Park Project in Boksburg, just north of the N17. The project is aimed at rehabilitating an existing wetland to a functioning ecosystem. Given that the ecosystem services and biodiversity of the grasslands are found across the biome and cannot be secured only through formal conservation areas, the programme’s unique conservation approach includes working with various production sectors to reach conservation targets. “This is an important step the commercial forestry sector is taking to conserve biodiversity rich land and protect the water production value of the grasslands,” the department said. “The significance of this action is that collectively these sites will extend the area of the grasslands biome under formal conservation by almost 5%.” Taking active measures In addition, an environmental education precinct centre will be established to create meeting space for surrounding communities and allow them to engage in environmental and recreational activities. Alternative approach Second largest biome The grasslands biome is one of the most threatened biomes in South Africa, with 30% irreversibly transformed and only 1.9% of the biodiversity target for the biome formally conserved. Sonjica said that grasslands contain the economic heartland of South Africa and produces the bulk of water needed to sustain human life and underpin economic growth. “Several of South Africa’s priority river catchments occur in the grasslands biome, including the Thukela River catchment,” said Sonjica. “Good management of South Africa’s mountain grasslands will result in more water released back into the river catchment system in the form of 12.8 cubic meters of water in winter river flows. The South African grasslands biome is the second-largest biome in South Africa, covering an area of 339 237 square kilometres, and it occurs in seven of South Africa’s nine provinces. Conservation in urban areas The government established the Grasslands Programme to protect and conserve grasslands. The Grasslands Programme is managed through the South African National Biodiversity Institute in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 24, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our forecast is cautiously optimistic this morning. While we cant rule out moisture of the coming days, we think that we end up with better sunshine and dry chances than we had bee looking for, and we are definitely better off than our neighbors to the west. Here is a look at our thoughts this morning. We turn out partly sunny for most of the day today over most of Ohio. We can see a few hit ad miss showers tonight in SW parts of the state, but generally we miss out on big moisture today. The same story will be here tomorrow…partly sunny skies with little to no precipitation threat. Our best chance of rain comes Sunday with showers that bring .1″-.7″ to 90% of the state. The for memorial Day on Monday, we see a mix of clouds and sun, but only a few widely scattered showers. Coverage for Monday will be 2o-30% or less. So..that is not a bad forecast window, and it may be enough to allow some progress here, particularly over the next 2 days…but it will be touch and go given our earlier week rains. Tuesday continues to be our partly to mostly sunny, completely dry day. We expect good drying and excellent evaporation for that day. Wednesday clouds will be on the increase, and showers return for late afternoon and evening. Rain totals there will be from a few hundredths up to .4″ and 60% coverage. For Thursday additional showers bring a few hundredths to .3″ and 70% coverage…so most of us will see some form of precipitation at midweek next week. We turn dry Friday with mostly sunny skies. The map at right shows rain through next Friday. We finish out the 10 day period next weekend with scattered showers for Saturday June 1. Again, like previous chances, the showers are not all that impressive, triggering .1″-.4″ and 70% coverage. Then we turn drier for Sunday the 2nd as clouds give way to sun. For the extended period, we are shifting some later rains forward, and increasing totals. Rains are back over the area for Monday the 3rd with potential for .25”-1.25” rain totals and 100% coverage. Thunderstorms become more likely for Tuesday the 4th with 1-2” rains and 100% coverage. That will set us back a bit if they come together as we see them right now. WE do put together 2 dry days for Wednesday the 5th and Thursday the 6th with a lot of sunshine and warmer air. Then clouds increase again for Friday the 7th as scattered showers arrive from the south. Those continue to move north through the overnight into Saturday the 8th. However, coverage will be minor enough to also allow for mixed clouds and sun Saturday midday and afternoon. Temperatures generally stay normal to above normal here through the next week, but we do turn cooler next Thursday and Friday behind next week’s strong cold front. Temps there could be below normal each day. A return to warmer air finishes out the 11-16 day period.last_img read more

TB Kazerne “Spuit 11” — Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:2Terrain:1 TraditionalGC6CN64by GC5LT2 SharePrint Relatedvan “Kluis tot Kookhuis” — Geocache of the WeekMarch 8, 2017In “Community”Don’t Forget to Bring Your Brain — Antron’s Puzzle Box #2 (GC40M7T) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 20, 2013In “Community”520 Bellevue TB hotel – Geocache of the WeekApril 18, 2018In “Community” There’s more than meets the eye at this TB hotel. From the outside it looks like your typical, mundane utility box. But, isn’t that the point of geocaching — to hide something special in plain sight, make it look like it belongs there, in a place where no one expects to find it? This cache embodies that spirit by hiding an entire fire department and puzzle contraptions inside that mundane utility box, making it a strong Geocache of the Week. Like any good firefighter you’re going to need equipment to extinguish that burning feeling you get when looking for a geocache. The following items are needed:9-volt batterySmall magnetAt least 60 cm (24 in) of rope It may not initially be clear what you are doing with those items when you approach the utility box and it’s locked, but there are some clever hints to look out for: What do firefighters fight? Fire. What does fire create? Smoke.There’s a curious “No Smoking” sign that might turn you in the right direction. Once you are inside the cache and attach the battery, you see what makes the cache so special. It is filled with a child-size firefighter outfit, a firetruck, axes, and walkie-talkies. It should also be mentioned that TB Kazerne “Spuit 11” has earned an 86% Favorite rating (533 total Favorite points) in its two years of publication. Cachers of all ages enjoy this fun, creative, and well-maintained hide.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Limburg,NetherlandsN 51° 02.194′ E 005° 50.634′last_img read more

2010 National Touch League Finals DVD

first_imgThe DVD includes the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Mixed Open finals with commentary from Adam Collins, Australian Men’s Open coach Tony Trad, and Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Manager Wayne Grant.To purchase a copy of the DVD, please visit the TFA online store:

People of Touch – Graham Goodwin

first_img Last Affiliate* Role* People of Touch – Contact Namecenter_img First Email Name: Graham GoodwinAffiliate: Taree Touch Association (NSW)Position: PresidentWhen did you first get involved with Touch Football?I first started playing back in 1981 in the Parramatta Touch competition. The games were played on Sunday mornings and it was a great way to keep the fitness levels up.After I had moved up the coast to Taree I started playing and refereeing in the Taree Touch Competition eventually joining the committee to help out and in 2003 the outgoing president spoke to me and recommended I become the next President of the Association as he believed I had the makings of a good leader within the sport and the town. Since then I have enjoyed every minute of the Presidents role. It allows me to give back to the community, assist the committee with their specific roles and help out with bits and pieces within the association whether that be in the canteen or coaching.What improvements and Initiatives have you seen at Taree Touch Association during your time?During my time at Taree we have really looked to improve our coaching methods. We have all coaches on the same page and ensure there is fairness with selections in all our teams which can be difficult to manage as we send 10 teams away to Junior State Cup.We have really looked to highlight the involvement of Referees and the fact here is a genuine pathway for our referees at Representative events. Having experienced referees like our Regional Referees Director Phil Rainger come and help out at our affiliate has seen referees both young and mature join our referee ranks.What is your Touch Football Highlight(s) so far?I have three Highlights during my years of being involved with Touch Football:I was selected to play for NSW country back in the mid 1990’s. To go into camp with a group of blokes from the country and represent where you come from was a terrific highlight and something I will remember for years to come.Coaching my Daughters Under 14 team to the NSW Junior State Cup Title back in 2004. Winning the State Title is not an easy accomplishment when you think about the hours of organising, training and of course playing over the entire weekend.In December 2018 I attained my Level 4 Referees Badge. This is the highest Referee Badge Level you can achieve through your state and your performances over the entire 12 months not just at a one off tournament. It took a lot of work but it was definitely worth it!The NRL Touch Premiership Kicks off this weekend who is your pick to take out the Women’s and the Men’s competitions?This is a hard one to pick especially with the Roosters and Warriors coming into the competition this year there will be some really close matches.I can’t go past Parramatta in both the Men’s & Women’s competitions and I can assure you Growing up in Parramatta has nothing to do with it (well maybe a little bit).If you want to be featured or know someone who should fill out the form below!last_img read more

9 months agoWest Ham demand huge money to sell Arnautovic with replacement identified

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham demand huge money to sell Arnautovic with replacement identifiedby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are demanding huge money to sell Marko Arnautovic this month.The Mirror says West Ham will hold out for as much as £50million if Arnautovic still wants out – to try and finance a move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.The club are fighting to keep 29-year-old Arnautovic, despite his insistence last week that he wants to join Chinese Super League club Shanghai SiPG. Bournemouth in turn are desperate to hold on to 26-year-old Wilson, who has netted 11 times this season – including once for England. If Arnautovic downs tools as Dimitri Payet did two years ago to force a move to Marseille, then West Ham would have no option but to cut their losses. last_img read more

Media Artists Program

first_img Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Application Deadline: October 17, 2016DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMToronto Arts Council’s Media Artists Program provides support to media artists for the creation/production of new work or the completion of works in progress. Funds are intended to cover direct costs of creation/production, including subsistence and materials. Applicants may apply for production and/or post-production.Media Arts includes independent film, video and new media artworks. New media refers to works that use multi-media, computers or communications or information technologies for creative expression, including installation and performance art works that integrate such technologies.LEVEL ONE: Up to $6,000 – for emerging artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Artists in this category have produced a small body of work and achieved some local recognition and/or have limited public screening and/or exhibition experience. Generally they have had between 2 and 7 years of professional arts practice.LEVEL TWO: Up to $12,000 – for mid-career and established artists. Mid-career artists are past the early stages of their careers and have produced a reasonable body of work and received recognition, exhibitions or screenings outside the local community. Generally they have had from 8 to 14 years of professional arts practice.Established artists have produced an extensive body of work and have achieved national or international recognition, exhibitions or screenings. Generally, they have had at least 15 years of professional arts practice.ELIGIBILITY CRITERIAApplicants must be professional artists and meet the following criteria:Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents or have an application pending for Permanent Resident status and, if requested, be able to provide documentation to verify this.Applicants must be residents of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to the application deadline. Temporary absences of up to 12 months may be considered, subject to written explanation and special permission; please contact the Grants Officer.Neither a Post Office Box address nor a studio address can be used to meet the residency requirement.Applicants must have completed basic training (not necessarily in a formal educational institution).Applicants must have spent a minimum of one year working on and developing an independent art practice after completing full-time studies.Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply.Professional artists pursuing graduate studies may not apply for work related to their program of study. Note: A letter from the graduate program director specifying that the project is not related to the graduate student’s program of studies must be submitted with the application.Applicants must retain full copyright, financial, editorial and creative control.Applicants to the 2015 Visual Artists program may not apply to the 2015 Media Artists program.Applicants may receive funding through TAC’s Visual Artists or Media Artists programs only once every two years. Those who received funding from either program in 2014 are not eligible to apply to either program in 2015 but may reapply in 2016.Collaborative proposals are eligible. Co-applicants are subject to the same eligibility criteria as primary applicants. If the application is successful, the grant cheque will be payable to the principal applicant, as listed in the application. Similarly, a T4A slip will be issued to the principal applicant.The only eligible applicant for a film or video project is the director. Producers may not apply as co-applicants.EXCLUSIONS (The following are not eligible):Projects with total budgets in excess of $250,000.Projects that have been completed prior to the announcement of results.Requests for funding solely for travel or exhibition of work.Promotion and marketing expenses.Capital purchases of tools, equipment, etc.Commissioned, instructional or promotional projects.Pilots for commercial or educational television.Music videos.Click here to apply Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more